Basic American Foods
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22 Reviews
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Loren Kimura
9 Ratings

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blackfoot, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blackfoot, ID

    I have been working at Basic American Foods full-time (more than 10 years)


    Strong executive team. Investing in innovation and CEO communicates strategy updates to employees. Recognizes the importance of hiring great talent and has a good mix of promotion from within and external hires. Ownership is committed to the business. Great growth opportunities for the business!


    Maximum of four weeks of vacation.

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    Continue to communicate updates on the strategy and never lose sight of the impact great people provide to the business.

    Positive Outlook
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Basic American Foods Interviews

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    Operator Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Basic American Foods in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with an HR manager, then went on to a face to face interview with the Regional manager. After that I was asked back to a third interview day which consisted of 3 interviews and 2 sales role plays. the first role play was designed to show raw selling strength and the the second was to see how feedback was used from the first.

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of the questions were situational based questions where you had to have a specific time that something happened, what actions were taken and what result came of it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

Basic American Foods Awards & Accolades

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Healthiest Employer, The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 2011
Healthiest Employer, The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 2013
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Headquarters Walnut Creek, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1933
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Family owned and operated since our founding in 1933, Basic American Foods has the best selling line of shelf-stable potatoes and beans today by combining consumer preferred taste with exceptional convenience. Our ongoing innovation (40+ patents) focuses on continuously meeting customer needs.

Our convenient potato and bean products are made from 100% USA grown potatoes... More

Mission: Growth with Integrity - To be the most trusted provider of quality food solutions that achieve growth for our customers, our employees and our company.

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